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Porters Demonstrate Over Delayed Payment

Simon Peter Zanga, the project supervisor from Geomax Engineering Company has confirmed the delayed payment, saying that they are waiting for the ministry to disburse the money so that they can also start paying their workers.
One of the placards held by an angry Porter

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The porters who worked at Bubungi Health Centre III in Bushika Sub-county Bududa district have staged a demonstration protesting the delayed payment of their wages. 

They claim that Geomax Engineering Company, which was contracted by the Ministry of Health to carry out renovation at expansion works at the facility owes them more than Shillings 10million.  

The health ministry contracted Geomax Engineering Company to construct a maternity ward, a three-stanza pit latrine, placenta pit, medical works pit, and renovation of the outpatient department (OPD) at the same facility. The Shillings 467 million projects, which started in March 2019, is nearing completion.   

However, the workers who did work at the site like mixing concrete and building among other works are crying foul over delayed pay. Some of the porters like Deo Wamboyo, Agnes Nabuduwa also Known as small, and Sam Namondo accuse the project Supervisor from Geomax Engineering Company of the delayed payment, saying that they expected to get money to sustain their families especially during this time Christmas period in vain.

Simon Peter Zanga, the project supervisor from Geomax Engineering Company has confirmed the delayed payment, saying that they are waiting for the ministry to disburse the money so that they can also start paying their workers.

//Cue in: “It is true…   

Cue out: …with our workers,”//. 

Issa Bukoma, the Bududa district Engineer promised to convene a meeting with the contractors to chart a way forward. Milton Kamoti Wasunguyi, the Bududa LC V Chairperson has also promised to follow up on the matter so that the workers are paid their money.

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